- 2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#434 Ranked #487 last year
- Initial investment
$490K - $1.6M
- Units as of 2023
138 1% over 3 years
Founded in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2003, Fuzzy's Taco Shop specializes in Baja-style Mexican cuisine, including tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, salads, and all-day breakfast. Fuzzy's began franchising in 2009, and has grown into a nationally recognized brand offering guests tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner options along with beer and margaritas. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop restaurants are franchised by affiliates of Pasadena, Calif.-based Dine Brands Global, Inc., with locations across the U.S.
Why You May Want to Start a Fuzzy's Taco Shop Franchise
An ideal Fuzzy's Taco Shop candidate is an individual who appreciates good food, quality service, and growth, all in a colorful and "chilled-out" environment.
As a franchisee, you may find satisfaction seeing customers enjoy their meal on the patio with their kids coloring at the table. By running a Fuzzy's Taco Shop franchise, you may add joy, a sense of togetherness, and flavor to your community.
What Might Make Fuzzy's Taco Shop a Good Choice?
Mexican-inspired fast-casual restaurants are becoming increasingly popular across the U.S. Customers are seeking higher quality and healthier food options than those sold by fast-food restaurants. Being a Fuzzy's Taco Shop franchisee may be a great opportunity to tap into this market shift. Fuzzy's Taco Shop offers menu items that a franchisee might expect from Mexican fast-casual dining, including frozen margaritas.
Fuzzy's Taco Shop has recently rolled out new interior and exterior prototype designs that all locations will use for consistency across the brand. Consistency is also present in the menu and recipes used across all locations.
How Do You Open a Fuzzy's Taco Shop Franchise?
To open a Fuzzy's Taco Shop franchise, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the business and your local area to see if a franchise would do well in your community. You must choose your location, but Fuzzy's Taco Shop will assist.
Since your contract lasts ten years, take time to assess your passion for being in the restaurant industry. This especially holds importance if you have no prior restaurant experience. You may find owning a restaurant to be more rigorous than you initially thought. Take the opportunity to speak with other franchisees and learn about their experiences.
If Fuzzy's Taco Shop approves of you as a franchisee, you will undergo training. Training includes both classroom and on-the-job training. Soon enough, you'll be able to create your slice of "taco heaven" in a store that is as chill as its margaritas.
About Fuzzy's Taco Shop
|2009 (15 years)
|# of employees at HQ
This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.
|# of Units
|138 (as of 2023)
Information for Franchisees
Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Fuzzy's Taco Shop franchise.
Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees
Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.
Initial Franchise Fee
|$30,000 - $40,000
|$489,900 - $1,614,600
Net Worth Requirement
|$5,000 off franchise fee
Ad Royalty Fee
Term of Agreement
|Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
|Third Party Financing
|Fuzzy's Taco Shop has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll
Training & Support Offered
Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.
Meetings & Conventions
Security & Safety Procedures
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Additional details about running this franchise.
|Is absentee ownership allowed?
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Can this franchise be run part time?
|# of employees required to run
Are exclusive territories available?
Franchise 500 Ranking History
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